DIY Pom Pom Rug

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GOAL -Make TUMMY TIME an adventure for my twin buddies. Create different ways for the babies to explore their new world. Build their gross motor and fine motor skills. I started researching different ways to make tummy time fun.

This was my first tummy time inspired creation a DIY POM POM RUG.  95 Pom Poms later and WE HAVE A RUG. Or shall I say we have a runner – LOL.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Make at least 90 Pom Poms. I suggest purchasing heavy duty scissors otherwise cutting through several layers of yarn is difficult.
  2. Attach the Pom Poms on the liner by using the tie off strings
  3. Do a running stitch through all of the pom poms
  4. Trim the back of the rug
  5. Enjoy your new tummy time rug

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It is super soft  a cool activity mat I am confident the girls are going to love.  Happy Crafting! 

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Outdoor Play

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Exploring the outdoors is a MUST in my book. Rather we go on nature walks to find treasures, spending time at a playground or take a trip to the local zoo, outdoor play is essential part of childhood.

Treasure Hunts:

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Visiting the Zoo

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Playgrounds

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Giraffes Can’t Dance Activity

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This summer I read  Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker -Rees and instantly fell in love with the story. If you have a child who struggles to fit in or feels like no one likes them, I would take the time to read this story. It celebrates UNIQUENESS and being who you are created to be.  A WIN WIN in my book.

Extension Activity

Host a Dance Party. Add a little twist by playing Freeze Dance  where the child dances until the music stops and has to freeze like a statue. It will keep the child listening, laughing and dancing.  Older children will want to look at your hands so they know when your are pausing the music so keep them guessing by dancing crazy yourself.

I’ve created a Just Dance Playlist to get you started. HAPPY DANCING!!!

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